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John H. Timmerman papers

Identifier: SPEC-047

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, documents, photographs, and publications from John H. Timmerman ranging from 1936 to 2002 regarding author John Steinbeck.


  • Creation: 1983-2009

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

John H. Timmerman is a professor of English at Calvin College. Professor Timmerman received his undergraduate education at Calvin College, graduating in 1968. He went on to receive both his master’s degree (1971) and his PhD (1973) at Ohio University. Timmerman has written over 15 books on Robert Frost, Jane Kenyon, T.S. Eliot, John Steinbeck and Frederick Manfred, as well as several Christian novels and devotionals.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1985-1995

Series 2: Publications, 1969-1992

Series 3: Subject Files, 1936-2002

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from John Timmerman on 2009/03/26.


Further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

SPEC 21: John Ditsky Papers

SPEC 22: Roy Simmonds Papers

SPEC 3: Stephen George Papers

SPEC 12: Hiyashi Steinbeck Collection

SPEC 26: Steinbeck Society

SPEC 27: Steinbeck Quarterly

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2009/09/15 by Jennifer Morrill. Finding aid created 2009/09/15 by Jennifer Morrill. EAD finding aid completed 2009/11/10 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/15 by Stephen Jones.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA